This Blog Has Moved!

I moved my blog on New Years Day, 2010. If you haven't come to see my new blog, head on over HERE now. This blog will be available for archive reading but I won't be posting here anymore. I hope you'll join me at my new bloggy home!

p.s. I am slowly but surely moving all the blogs I follow over to the new blog, so if I haven't come to visit you for a while, my advice is to leave a comment on my new blog, so I don't miss you in the shuffle!

About Me

My photo
I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Org Junkie's Monthly Organizing Round-Up - May (Kid's Rooms)

(to see more round-ups click above icon)
May's Round-Up was Kids' Rooms. Unfortunately, my only child died nearly 3 years ago at 26 weeks gestation. We had only moved into our house a week before her death. The room we planned to be hers sat empty for a while, and eventually morphed into a storage room. I kept the door closed at all times because it was too depressing to look into the room and not see a crib or any little girl accessories. We hadn't had a chance to buy anything for her between our pending move to this house and the fact I was hospitalized for 2 weeks followed by bed rest at home for the remainder of my pregnancy.

Recently, I had the thought that maybe I would turn my daughter's room into a craft space since she is my biggest inspiration and I have not another space in my house that could be used solely for crafting.

I was already planning to do this during the month of May when I saw that Org Junkie chose Kids Rooms for this month. It has been a difficult month, besides being emotionally draining to do the room, but also because I have been sick with not one, but two, nasty colds, and not to mention other things popping up that have had to take priority over the room. At last, I've finally got it to the point where I think I can share. There's more to do, but all in due time. I don't think I'll win the contest or anything, I may even be too late to officially enter, but it was good motivation anyway!

After I cleared out the room, I painted it in a color called "Grape Lavender". I just love the color and how the room just feels so much more...NOT like a storage space.

From the entrance BEFORE:

Same view AFTER

Inside the Room BEFORE:

Same View AFTER:

(I got all these shelves at yardsales!)

Facing the other direction AFTER:

I started filling up the shelves with items for my memory box project:

I have more to do but I think it's off to a good start. I want to find a better table. The table that I have currently is actually a card table and it's too plush on top to really be good. So far I haven't had any luck finding a good table, so I'll do what I can with that one now. I am eventually going to put more shelves in the closet, or a closet organizer that can be kept in there permanently, to do some more organization. I have a few things to put on the walls, including that bulletin board that you see in the photo above. Hopefully I'll have all that done when the CRAFT ROOM challenge is here.

If you linked to me via the challenge, please come again soon to keep up to date on the progress of this room!


Dawn said...

It looks so good. It will be good for you to have that space to do your crafts in. I love the color you painted the room. You have found some great things at yard sales.

Avlor said...

Great job! Good idea to use the room to fill it with new memories.

Anonymous said...

That looks fabulous!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Yeah for frugality! I like how you are choosing to use the room as a place of inspiration and creativity.

Blake and Lilly's Momma said...

Oh good for you Ter! I'm sure Tyla is thrilled that you are using her room to carry on her memory :) Way to go! It looks great..and I love the color :)

Can't wait to see before and afters of the closet :)


Joc(e) said...

Wow! I love it! The color is so pretty and you have a lot of nice storage compartments! My husband would have a COW if any of our rooms looked like your "before" pics, LOL...not that a couple of ours aren't close but the clutter is slightly more boxed up ;-) Great job! Tyla would definitely approve! (((HUGS)))

mom2triplets04 said...

So sorry for your loss. Glad you participated in the challenge and got a new craft room. Great job.

Sarah C. said...

Ter, fabulous idea for this room. :) I love the wall color - so soothing and pretty. Great organization ideas. Looking forward to seeing more photos as you continue.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I really like the wall color! It is very much what I have been trying to picture for one of our bedrooms.
Great job getting all of that gone through and organized!

Heather said...

the room looks great, love the new shelves and room color.

Org Junkie said...

Oh I can only imagine how difficult this room was for you to organize. You did a great job and I have to say I'm completely envious of your yard sale finds! I go garage saling every week looking for just those types of shelving. They are so versatile. They work wonderfully in closets too.

Well done!

LouAnne said...

What a change! I love the color, the shelving (AWESOME find, btw!!), the fantastic job you did organizing.. everything! I'm also very sorry for your loss. You've really honored her memory by this transformation.

Mrs. H said...

Your room turned out just lovely. I know it must not have been easy for you to do what you did. I think your idea for turning the room into a place where you can craft, create and be inspired by the memory of your little one, is very special. I am so glad that you won the contest! Thank you for visiting my blog. Blessings to you! :-)

Laura said...

It must have been so difficult to work on this room...yet it sounds like it has been a refreshment to you as well. It looks great!

Rebecca said...

Big ((hugs)) to you. What an emotional organizing task that must have been. I think it's a great way to put the space to use & honor your sweet girl at the same time.